The Outreach Program is pleased to report that The Cargill corporation has generously donated 40 pallet-sized boxes, in efforts to help combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis. With this partnership and a generous donation from Cargill, The Outreach Program will be able to ship 250,000 meals to those in need! These meals are currently being packaged in Kansas by Hutton Construction. The 250,000 meals will be distributed amongst our Emergency Food Supply Ration Boxes. Our Emergency Food Supply Ration Boxes are sent all over the United States to aid the food insecure impacted by COVID-19.
We spoke with Cargill’s Market Manager in the Cargill Starches, Sweeteners, & Texturizers business, Ms. Mackenzie Weber, to learn more about Cargill’s mission and their partnership with us. She stated “During this difficult time, Cargill is continuing to provide essential services all over the world – providing the ingredients, feed, and food that nourish people and animals. Cargill’s values are to do the right thing, putting people first, and reaching higher. These values guide every decision they make, including keeping their production facilities open. They are prioritizing the health and safety of employees, as they are essential in delivering the food we all need to stay healthy and nourished during this unprecedented time. Cargill collaborates with nonprofits around the globe, like The Outreach Program, to donate food, ingredients, and other high-need products for those who are vulnerable during this pandemic. Cargill has donated nearly 1 million pounds of food to food shelves and local hunger relief efforts in their community and the communities of their employees.”
Mackenzie elaborated, “Cargill values this partnership with The Outreach Program because vulnerable children and families in their own community and around the world, are facing food insecurity at unprecedented levels. By joining with hunger relief organizations, like The Outreach Program, they can help feed people in the communities that need it most. This work is all guided by Cargill’s purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.”
The Outreach Program is thankful to Mackenzie and the entire Cargill Team for aiding us in our mission of providing safe, nutritious food to the world’s most vulnerable! Thank you, Cargill, for your amazing donation!
About The Outreach Program
The Outreach Program was started by Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton of Union Iowa. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Outreach has helped to package more than 550 million meals that have been distributed across the United States and around the world. Outreach Meal Packaging Events are set up across the United States to engage businesses, religious and civic organizations, schools, and volunteers of all ages to package nutritious meals for the hungry. Co-Founders Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton were recently invited to the White House by President Barack Obama and former President George H.W.Bush to be honored with the 5,000th Point of Light Award. As a recipient of the top “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator and GuideStar’s Exchange Seal for transparency, Outreach is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged individuals. For more information, visit: www.outreachprogram.org
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.